Let There Be Light In Your Bedroom

The Cynthia Rowley Duvet Cover Set is available from Amazon

Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, and then the light slowly starts returning to the northern hemisphere. But that still means we have many months of the year when our bedrooms get very little or no light in the mornings, when we get up, and are dark long before we go to sleep. If you’re someone who gets blue without enough light in your life, try brightening up your bedroom by making it feel like summer!

Think summer. Light colors, light fabrics. Take down the dark, heavy drapes and let the windows bring in as much light as possible during the day. When evening approaches, pull down the blinds and close the sheer curtains, which will look delightful in the glow of your warm bedroom lighting. Use soft white or pink-tinted bulbs in your lamps, or the full spectrum bulbs that replicate natural sunlight. They can make a huge difference in how you feel!

One way to optimize the light that comes in during the day is to position a large mirror on a wall across from or corner to a window. The mirrors will reflect sunlight and bounce it around the room. Hanging crystals in your windows is another way to bounce light around the room at certain times of day except this will be like having rainbows all around you!

Make your bedroom feel lighter simply by eliminating or moving around your furniture to have more open space available. Use colors for your bedding that complement the summer scheme, such as celadon, aquamarine, a hint of orange and yellow, or nautical navy blue and white stripes. A floral-pattern or green rug on the floor will evoke summertime thoughts, as will adding some flowering plants, greenery, or vases of flowers. A large tropical plant with palm leaves gives an instant feeling of warmth!

If you have a fireplace in the bedroom, try decorating the mantle with shells or framed photos taken in the summer. A painting or photo above the mantle of the beach, a boat on water, or lush foliage can add to the effect.

Try a few of these suggestions to brighten your bedroom and give you a taste of summertime even during the dark days of winter!

  • Deny Designs
    Turn your basic, boring down comforter into the super stylish focal point of your bedroom. Our Lightweight Duvet is made from an ultra soft, lightweight woven polyester top with a 100% polyester cream bottom. It includes a hidden zipper with interior corner ties to secure your comforter. Its comfy, fade-resistant, machine washable and custom printed for each and every customer. Lightweight 100% woven polyester printed top side with 100% polyester cream bottom side Interior ties to attach down comforter to duvet cover (comforter insert and shams not included) Closure: Hidden zipper Custom made for every order Machine wash cold on gentle cycle. Tumble dry low. Do not bleach or iron. Dimensions: Twin: 68" x 88" Queen: 88" x 88" King: 104" x 88"
    $179.00  from Build.com
  • Deny Designs
    Turn your basic, boring down comforter into the super stylish focal point of your bedroom. Our Lightweight Duvet is made from an ultra soft, lightweight woven polyester top with a 100% polyester cream bottom. It includes a hidden zipper with interior corner ties to secure your comforter. Its comfy, fade-resistant, machine washable and custom printed for each and every customer. Lightweight 100% woven polyester printed top side with 100% polyester cream bottom side Interior ties to attach down comforter to duvet cover (comforter insert and shams not included) Closure: Hidden zipper Custom made for every order Machine wash cold on gentle cycle. Tumble dry low. Do not bleach or iron. Dimensions: Twin: 68" x 88" Queen: 88" x 88" King: 104" x 88"
    $159.00  from Build.com
  • Deny Designs
    Turn your basic, boring down comforter into the super stylish focal point of your bedroom. Our Lightweight Duvet is made from an ultra soft, lightweight woven polyester top with a 100% polyester cream bottom. It includes a hidden zipper with interior corner ties to secure your comforter. Its comfy, fade-resistant, machine washable and custom printed for each and every customer. Lightweight 100% woven polyester printed top side with 100% polyester cream bottom side Interior ties to attach down comforter to duvet cover (comforter insert and shams not included) Closure: Hidden zipper Custom made for every order Machine wash cold on gentle cycle. Tumble dry low. Do not bleach or iron. Dimensions: Twin: 68" x 88" Queen: 88" x 88" King: 104" x 88"
    $139.00  from Build.com
  • Deny Designs
    Turn your basic, boring down comforter into the super stylish focal point of your bedroom. Our Lightweight Duvet is made from an ultra soft, lightweight woven polyester top with a 100% polyester cream bottom. It includes a hidden zipper with interior corner ties to secure your comforter. Its comfy, fade-resistant, machine washable and custom printed for each and every customer. Lightweight 100% woven polyester printed top side with 100% polyester cream bottom side Interior ties to attach down comforter to duvet cover (comforter insert and shams not included) Closure: Hidden zipper Custom made for every order Machine wash cold on gentle cycle. Tumble dry low. Do not bleach or iron. Dimensions: Twin: 68" x 88" Queen: 88" x 88" King: 104" x 88"
    $139.00  from Build.com
  • Deny Designs
    Turn your basic, boring down comforter into the super stylish focal point of your bedroom. Our Lightweight Duvet is made from an ultra soft, lightweight woven polyester top with a 100% polyester cream bottom. It includes a hidden zipper with interior corner ties to secure your comforter. Its comfy, fade-resistant, machine washable and custom printed for each and every customer. Lightweight 100% woven polyester printed top side with 100% polyester cream bottom side Interior ties to attach down comforter to duvet cover (comforter insert and shams not included) Closure: Hidden zipper Custom made for every order Machine wash cold on gentle cycle. Tumble dry low. Do not bleach or iron. Dimensions: Twin: 68" x 88" Queen: 88" x 88" King: 104" x 88"
    $159.00  from Build.com
  • Deny Designs
    Turn your basic, boring down comforter into the super stylish focal point of your bedroom. Our Lightweight Duvet is made from an ultra soft, lightweight woven polyester top with a 100% polyester cream bottom. It includes a hidden zipper with interior corner ties to secure your comforter. Its comfy, fade-resistant, machine washable and custom printed for each and every customer. Lightweight 100% woven polyester printed top side with 100% polyester cream bottom side Interior ties to attach down comforter to duvet cover (comforter insert and shams not included) Closure: Hidden zipper Custom made for every order Machine wash cold on gentle cycle. Tumble dry low. Do not bleach or iron. Dimensions: Twin: 68" x 88" Queen: 88" x 88" King: 104" x 88"
    $179.00  from Build.com
  • Chic Home
    Easily complete the look of your entire bedroom with this Chic Home 20-piece Mackenzie bedding set. Features 20-piece set Color block pattern Contemporary style Includes four curtain tie backs Queen 20-Piece SET Comforter: 90" x 90" Two standard shams: 21" x 27" (each) Neck roll pillow: 8" x 16" Breakfast cushion: 12" x 18" Square cushion: 18" x 18" Flat sheet: 90" x 108" Fitted sheet: 60" x 80"; fits most mattresses up to 15" deep Two pillowcases: 21" x 27" (each) Four panels: 40" x 84" (each) Two valances: 60" x 18" (each) King 20-Piece SET Comforter: 104" x 90" Two standard shams: 21" x 37" (each) Neck roll pillow: 8" x 16" Breakfast cushion: 12" x 18" Square cushion: 18" x 18" Flat sheet: 108" x 108" Fitted sheet: 78" x 80"; fits most mattresses up to 15" deep Two pillowcases: 21" x 37" (each) Four panels: 40" x 84" (each) Two valances: 60" x 18" (each) Construction & Care Polyester Fiberfill Dry clean preferred Imported Size: Queen. Color: Yellow. Material: Polyester.
    $207.49  from Kohl's
  • Kohl's
    Features 7-piece set Ruffled design Brushed microfiber fabric Queen 7-Piece SET 90" x 90" comforter 2 standard shams 2 Euro shams Square decorative pillow: 18" x 18" Oblong decorative pillow: 12" x 18" King 7-Piece SET 104" x 90" comforter 2 King shams 2 Euro shams Square decorative pillow: 18" x 18" Oblong decorative pillow: 12" x 18" Construction & Care Polyester Machine wash Imported Size: Queen. Color: Yellow. Gender: Unisex. Age Group: Adult. Pattern: Solid. Material: Polyester.
    $129.99  from Kohl's
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    Features 7-piece set Colorblock design Embroidered accents Brushed microfiber fabric Queen 7-Piece SET 90" x 90" comforter 2 standard shams 2 Euro shams Square decorative pillow: 18" x 18" Oblong decorative pillow: 12" x 18" King 7-Piece SET 104" x 90" comforter 2 King shams 2 Euro shams Square decorative pillow: 18" x 18" Oblong decorative pillow: 12" x 18" Construction & Care Polyester Machine wash Imported Size: King. Color: Yellow. Pattern: Bordered. Material: Microfiber.
    $144.99  from Kohl's
  • Northwest
    You'll be dreaming of win after win when you deck out your bedroom or dorm room with this Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets comforter set from Northwest. Official team logo & colors What's Included 64" x 86" twin comforter 24" x 30" sham Construction & Care Polyester Machine wash Imported Shop our full assortment of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets items here. When you're a fan, you're family! Size: Twin. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Unisex. Material: Polyester.
    $94.50  from Kohl's
  • Kohl's
    Cosmopolitan charm is captured in this Iris comforter set. Features 7-piece set Brushed microfiber Overscaled floral print Reversible design Queen 7-Piece SET 92" x 92" comforter 2 standard shams 2 Euro shams Bedskirt: 14" drop Throw pillow: 12" x 18" King 7-Piece SET 104" x 92" comforter 2 King shams 2 Euro shams Bedskirt: 14" drop Throw pillow: 12" x 18" Construction & Care Polyester Machine wash/spot clean Imported Size: Queen. Color: Yellow. Gender: Unisex. Age Group: Adult. Pattern: Floral. Material: Polyester.
    $129.99  from Kohl's
  • Waverly
    Give your bedroom decor an upgrade with this elegant Wavery Rhapsody comforter set. 4-piece set Supersoft cotton Geometric print Reversible Gimp trim Queen 4-Piece SET 96" x 92" comforter 2 standard shams Bed skirt: 15" drop King 4-Piece SET 110" x 96" comforter 2 king shams Bed skirt: 15" drop Construction & Care Cotton Polyester fill Machine wash Imported Size: Queen. Color: Yellow. Gender: Unisex. Material: Cotton.
    $202.49  from Kohl's